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IBWAA Selects No One In 2012 Hall Of Fame Vote

January 10, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The alternative Baseball Hall of Fame vote came up a little different than the Official Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The official group for Cooperstown election came back with only one inductee—lifelong Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin. I would like to congratulate Mr. Larkin as well on a stellar career that I was able to sit back and enjoy from start to finish.

From Los Angeles, in its third annual version of the Hall of Fame vote, the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) did not tally the required 75% threshold for a single player this year. Houston Astros’ Jeff Bagwell was closest, with 61%.

Complete 2012 voting results are as follows:

Jeff Bagwell

60.87%

Barry Larkin

52.17%

Lee Smith

47.83%

Mark McGwire

43.48%

Jack Morris

43.48%

Tim Raines

43.48%

Dale Murphy

26.09%

Rafael Palmeiro

26.09%

Edgar Martinez

21.74%

Fred McGriff

21.74%

Don Mattingly

13.04%

Larry Walker

13.04%

Alan Trammell

8.70%

Bernie Williams

8.70%

Bill Mueller

4.35%

Jeromy Burnitz

0.00%

Vinny Castilla

0.00%

Juan Gonzalez

0.00%

Brian Jordan

0.00%

Javy Lopez

0.00%

Terry Mulholland

0.00%

Phil Nevin

0.00%

Brad Radke

0.00%

Tim Salmon

0.00%

Ruben Sierra

0.00%

Tony Womack

0.00%

Eric Young

0.00%

The same players that are available for Official Hall of Fame voting are also available for voting to IBWAA members. It is up to us to vote and decide whether or not we feel a player is worthy of induction. Based on our feelings as to the player’s ability, whether we feel that steroids players are or should be considered, ect.

The IBWAA selected Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

The IBWAA was created July 4, 2009 by Howard Cole, Dodger blogger for The Orange County Register and editor of BaseballSavvy.com, to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as an alternative to the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).

Comments

3 Responses to “IBWAA Selects No One In 2012 Hall Of Fame Vote”
  1. Dr Donut says:

    This is 23 people voting–how exciting to read the results!

  2. Devon says:

    Wow, that’s embarrassing. I’m guessing the problem is that IBWAA members are too varied in their baseball knowledge. If the group doesn’t have enough people who really know their stuff, or maybe some “young” baseball fans, it could really drag down vote totals for deserving guys… and there are definitely deserving guys on that list.

  3. Someone needs to issue a Cease and Desist order to this lame group, and that goes for Mr. Cole’s insipid blog, too. The Internet Baseball Awards, established twenty years ago by the late Greg Spira and now administered by the good folks at Baseball Prospectus has proven to be a credible alternative view on the annual AL & NL MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year. Perhaps its time to take up this mantle, as well.

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